Stellar Field Expected for WOFS Figure 8's Inaugural Event; Front Wheel Drives and Super Karts Also Featured
Special Race Time of 6 PM

(April 1, 2014) -
Racing action returns to Anderson Speedway on Saturday night with a huge early season event. The Winged Outlaw Figure 8 Series (WOFS) will compete in its inaugural event with a huge car count expected featuring a stellar field for the 50-lap event. Additionally the Front Wheel Drive Oval and Figure 8 divisions along with the Super Karts will be in action at the high-banked quarter-mile oval.

The inaugural WOFS event is expected to draw some of the biggest names the sport has to offer. The most competitive field of Outlaw Figure 8 cars is expected in the history of the speedway. Outlaw Figure 8 racing at Anderson Speedway dates back to 1980.

Drivers that have already committed as of Monday night include: Gary Bedell, Ben Tunny, Danny Stanley Jr., Eddie Van Meter, Mike Hadley Jr., Jacob Garriguss, Jeff Shackleford, Larry Swinford, Jeremy Vanderhoof, Doug Greig, RJ Norton Jr. RJ Norton III, Curtis McMurtrey, Shawn Cullen, Bruce McFall, Robbie Loving, Marvin Owens, Chris Green, Dennis Whisman, and Michael Phipps among others. This arguably could be the best crop of Outlaw Figure 8 drivers assembled at Anderson Speedway in the same night ever.

The WOFS claims to have the “Fastest Figure 8 Cars in the World”. The series is the only place in the Midwest fans will get the opportunity to see the big wings that these unlimited machines sport. Most tracks and series in the area have restrictions on the height and length of the wings. Saturday nights racing program will be capped off with a 50-lap feature event.

RJ Norton Jr. makes his return to Anderson Speedway in an Outlaw Figure 8 car for the first time in a few years. Norton is the winningest driver in the history of Outlaw Figure 8 racing at Anderson Speedway. Norton presently has 11 career wins dating back to 1989. Norton is one of the early favorites heading into Saturday night’s event.

The WOFS is a new traveling Outlaw Figure 8 series that was formed in late 2013 by Anderson residents Steve Little and David Sink. Saturday’s event will be the first points paying event for the upstart series.

The Front Wheel Drives Oval division will compete for the first time in 2014. Last year, Jerry Dane led the division with six feature wins. Other multiple event winners included Elliott McKinney and Nick Warner with three a piece along with two for Chris Jennings and Paul Phipps.

Kevin Henson and Nick Warner dominated the Front Wheel Drives Figure 8’s in 2013 with Henson collecting seven wins and Warner visiting the winner’s circle on five occasions. Other feature winner’s included Donnie Ellis Jr., Elliott McKinney and Mike Alley.

The Super Karts will make their first appearance this season. Last season, feature winners included David Reynolds, Brad Kares, Angie Goodin and Nathan Bertino.

On Saturday, April 5, spectator gates open at 3 p.m. with the racing beginning at 6. Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.